Written by Paul Harrison
In October 2012 Phonak launched their new range of BTE (Behind the Ear) hearing aids, the Bolero Q. The ‘Q’ stands for Quest and refers to Phonaks new chip technology which incorporates their new Binaural VoiceStream features. This has now replaced Phonaks Ambra, Solana and Cassia hearing aids.
It is available in four BTE (Behind the Ear) Styles which come in a range of colours which now includes hair and skin tone options.
Bolero Q M312 - Power Micro BTE
Bolero Q M13 - Micro BTE
Bolero Q P - Power BTE
Bolero Q SP - Super Power BTE
The Bolero is available in three levels of technology
Premium – Q 90 – (replaced Ambra)
Advanced – Q70 – (replaced Solana)
Standard – Q50 – (replaced Cassia
As well as retaining all the excellent features from previous ranges such as the Ambra, Phonaks new Quest technology brings us Binaural VoiceStream. This means that your hearing aids will communicate with each other and work together to enhance your listening experience. Within this technology are two innovative new features.
The Speech in Wind and Auto SteroZoom features are only available on the Bolero Q90
Other features include
The Bolero Q is also wireless. Phonak have developed a range of accessories to work along side it to give you the freedom to enjoy everyday activities such as watching tv.
In conclusion, the Phonak Bolero Q offers excellent technology that has wireless compatibility It is available in a range of technology levels, styles and colours to suit your individual needs. If you are interested in this technology but find ITE (In the Ear) hearing aids preferable, then you may want to try Phonaks new Virto Q range.
Price for one - £1395 | Price for a pair - £2095
Launched in 2012. This aid has now been superseded by the newer, and far superior V90.
Price for one - £1150 | Price for a pair - £1895
Launched in October 2012 and superseded in 2015. This aid has now been replaced by the newer V70